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Alpine R-S65C

R-Series 6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 500RS65C

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About the Alpine R-S65C

Upgrade with Alpine excellence

Choosing Alpine for your upgrade is like choosing chocolate at the ice cream counter — it's a classic for a reason. You can't go wrong with Alpine's undying commitment to quality sound and attention to detail, and their thunderous R-Series component speakers deliver the goods when your urge to crank the volume is unstoppable.
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Upgrade with Alpine excellence

Choosing Alpine for your upgrade is like choosing chocolate at the ice cream counter — it's a classic for a reason. You can't go wrong with Alpine's undying commitment to quality sound and attention to detail, and their thunderous R-Series component speakers deliver the goods when your urge to crank the volume is unstoppable.

Component sound

This R-S65 6-1/2" component speaker system features a hybrid fiber woofer cone that satisfies your need for strong bass response. A deluxe surround allows consistent, extended cone movement that pushes a lot of air for high-impact sound and guarantees a long life in your car doors. And when it comes to the highs, a 1" separate silk tweeter brings on a level of smoothness that enhances your music with detail, depth, and no shrillness. Alpine includes a pair of external crossovers that are compact enough to easily stash away in most nooks or crannies.

Handles up to 100 watts

Alpine has designed these components to work perfectly with your car stereo, but they'll really come into their own when you power them with an outboard amp. Power handling up to 100 watts RMS ensures you can get big, dynamic sound and plenty of volume out of these sturdy speakers. So, prepare yourself for a no-regrets sound upgrade.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 external crossovers
  • 6-1/2" hybrid fiber woofer with multi-roll rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-29,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 88 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # R-S65C
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What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • Two 6-1/2" Adapter rings (includes GM/Chrysler)
  • Two 6x8 Adapter rings
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille badges
  • 2 Tweeters (each has an attached 28" length of wire)
  • 2 Tweeter grilles (installed)
  • 2 Swivel flush mount housings (with tweeters installed)
  • Two tweeter crossovers (each has attached 32" input and 12" output wires)
  • 2 Flush mount retention rings
  • 2 Stealth brackets
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam pads
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam rings
  • Eight 1-1/8" Screws
  • Eight M4x12mm Machine screws
  • Eight 1/2" Screws
  • 8 Speed-clips
  • Four 5" Zip ties
  • 2 Pieces of two-sided tape
  • Warranty information
  • Important Notice
  • On-line product registration information
  • Templates and specs on box

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Anthony from Omaha on 4/15/2019

1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight

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Just got these in my 1999 Oldsmobile eighty-eight Anniversary edition had to make the 6.5 fit my car takes 4.5 but man the difference is Amazing the factory speakers weren't worn at all and performed well to a certain degree it's a 60,000 mile old lady car speakers never got used probably but these along with the matching 6x9 alpine r are magnificent someone thought I had subs in my car. I do think I had to break them in though. They sound much better today than they did the day they got installed kinda like they had to adjust to my music but the result has me speechless. I'm going to put a amplifier on mines this Pioneer AppRadio 4 isnt doing them any justice. I can tell

Pros: Bass, treble, loud

Cons: No complaints, seems like theres a breaking in process slightly disappointed the first day but today which 2 days later they have my doors and rear deck rattling with great bass.

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Eric from Middle River, MD on 2/3/2019

2016 Ford Focus

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Just installed.... Great sound!

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Brad from Lutz, FL on 12/3/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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not plug and play for jeep sound bar and not the quality I expected... not better than stock

Pros: none

Cons: not plug and play and not great sound

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Brad, we're sorry you're disappointed with your speakers. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Great sound and worth it!!

Tony from Manalapan, NJ on 9/5/2018

2008 Dodge Ram 1500

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I have a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 and I was debating between the Infinity speakers and the Alpine speakers. I decided to buy the Alpine R-S65C 6 1/2 for the front with the tweeters on the dash. I installed one side first and compared the sound with the stock speaker and the Alpine. What a difference in sound and the tweeter came through with all the highs and so clear. I then installed the other door and played them and it was such a pleasure to sit in my truck with these speakers. I have a Pioneer AVH-4200 and it kicked the speakers up a bit but now I'm looking for an amp and a subwoofer. I also bought for the back doors the Alpine SPS-610C 6 1/2 and no disappointment either. The only problem I had was the support speaker mounting bracket opening was too small for the speaker. I sanded it out with my drill and the tweeters didn't come with mounting brackets so I cut the opening in the dash and mounted them on the dash with a fabricated plastic support. I love my music now!!

Pros: Clear sound from Tweeters and all around good bass.

Cons: I had to cut open the mounting speaker bracket they sent me because it was too small. I also had to fabricate a support for the tweeters in the dash.

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Awesome speakers

James from Hanover, PA on 8/12/2018

2011 Ford F-350

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Very nice speakers. I bought them when they were on the buy one get one 1/2 off deal.

Pros: Best components out there

Cons: None

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My Camaro now has great sound

GEORGE from Richmond, VA on 6/29/2018

2010 Chevrolet Camaro

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My Kenwood DDX9704S now has the great sound and clarity I've been looking for! I paired the R-S65S with the Alpine R-S69 6X9's and the JL Audio RD400/4 amp. My 2010 Camaro now has the sound that I can enjoy.

Pros: Sound and clarity. Great price. Buy a set and get the second set 1/2 off. Everything fit properly.

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Brian from Liberty Twp, OH on 6/18/2018

2005 Ford F-150

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Speakers sound great. Only issue encountered is door is molded to fit 6x8" speakers so had to cut a slit on top and bottom of the speaker recess to accommodate.

Pros: Sound great. Comes with everything needed

Cons: Not an exact fit for this year/model of truck. Enclosures are fit for 6x8

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Steven from Bellingham, WA on 6/10/2018

2018 Subaru WRX

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The build quality is there but these just don't have much, if any, bass. I've come to the conclusion that I'll have to replace them with something different. I had the type S version before and I enjoyed those more. I use these with a sub and everything is amplified but they just don't do it for me.

Pros: *Good Highs *Handle plenty of power

Cons: *Bass response is very poor.

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Crutchfield customer from Thayer, MO on 6/2/2018

2004 Nissan Frontier

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Awesome sound. easy installation on my frontier, had to do some mods on tweeter fit.

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Crutchfield customer from Little Falls, NJ on 5/1/2018

2017 Chevrolet Camaro

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I didn't expect them to sound so great, installation was so easy, plug and play, a little tweaking with the amp and awesome sound..... love them.....

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Tweeters not a perfect fit

Bernie from Grand Portage, MN on 3/21/2018

2018 Kia Sorento

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The only reason it did not get 5 stars is because the tweeter does not fit properly in my 2018 Kia Sorento.if you enlarge the hole you can get the tweeter to press fit but the threaded ring is too large to fit at the back of the sail panel. Also extras ( screws and surface mount adapters) are hidden on the back side of the styrafoam box. I almost threw them out. The sound is good - not too much brightness in the tweeters.

Pros: Sounds good. probably better when my amp is fine tuned.

Cons: The tweeters are not a good fit for my SUV. Had to go with a press fit from the front for the surface mount..Locking ring will not fit behind the sail panel- too big. Extra parts are not inside the styrafoam box - easy to miss.

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Worth it.

David from Elizabethtown, KY on 3/7/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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Not an audiophile but blown away by the difference these speakers made in my 2017 Jeep Wrangler. I actually look forward to getting in my car for the daily commute. Very clean sound. It was a fairly simple install.

Pros: Great sound, reasonable price.

Cons: None.

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Mark from Saugus, MA on 2/22/2018

2010 Ford F-150 XLT

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Great speakers, great quality at this price point. Alpines... what else do you need to know? I have these driven by 4 x 100 W JBL with a Kenwood head unit. These are up front, Alpine R co-ax in the back. Amazing sound quality, great highs, can feel the mids in your chest when really driving them all while crystal clear. Multiple mounting methods for the tweeters, look amazing flush mounted. Very clean install, most people didn't even notice the tweeters on my doors until the head unit booted up.

Pros: Excellent sound quality and clarity

Cons: None

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Excellent speakers with some design flaws

Crutchfield customer from Louisville, KY on 1/29/2018

2010 Ford Edge

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These are excellent sounding speakers, but Alpine needs to make some design changes for the next model. PROS: The midwoofer uses a neo magnet design and is shallow enough to mount in just about any door cavity. The midwoofer produces enough midbass to compete with most other drivers in its class. The tweeter produces rich, crisp highs without being harsh or overpowering the midwoofers. (+1 for silk) Even though these speakers are conservatively rated to handle 100+ watts RMS, they are efficient enough to perform well with less. I have this set ran passive on a Rockford Prime 400.4 using the in-line crossovers for the tweeters. CONS: The tweeter housing and mounting accesories are made of cheap plastic. Be careful when installing because they will break easily. The in-line crossover is pretty basic and limits the user's abilities. Other drivers in this price range (Image Dynamics CXS, Rockford T2) have far superior crossovers. The speaker connections are thin and easily bent when attaching quick disconnects. Overall, these speakers were worth the price especially considering Crutchfields BOGOH deal. I paired these with a set of Alpine SR-68s in a 2010 Ford Fusion. The HPF is set at 125 hz at a -12 db octave for all 4 due to having subwoofers, but they sounded good all the way down to 80 hz. For low end, I have 2 Alpine SWR 1243s ran off a Rockford R1200-1.

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Guest from Gordonsville Va. on 1/19/2018

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Purchased these after listening to them against alot of high end brands. Audio Frog, hertz, focal, morel, all the big shots. on display these to me sounded the best so I installed them in my Cadilac CTS front stage. They are powered by an Arc Audio 5 channel so they see 85 W each per side .After tuning and adjusting the tweeters to -2, they sound amazing. These speakers sound very full, very loud, and super clean and very accurate. The mid bass these speakers put out is incredible, they punch out so bass my subs can now be just subs. I have been chasing sound like this since my old school MB Quart sound and I must say these speakers sound unreal. They are very loud when you want it and so so clean at the same time. I have speakers in my truck that cost twice as much, Morel, and I tend to enjoy these alpines even more. You will not be disappointed.

Pros: Amazing accurate sound. Mid bass is unreal, imaging is spot on.

Cons: Tweeters are a hair brite, but -2 on crossover and a bit off axis they sound perfect.

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Crutchfield customer from Massapequa, NY on 1/4/2018

2013 Jeep Wrangler

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Great sound

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Great sounding speakers!!!

Daniel from Charlottesville, VA on 10/21/2017

2007 Toyota Avalon

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I absolutely love these speakers. The tweeters produce crystal clear highs at top volume without sounding harsh. The woofers handle the lows with ease, producing accurate and tight bass. These speakers sound good even when powered from the deck, but they sound amazing when powered by an amp. I love that they are easily bi-ampable without the need for a DSP. For the money, you can't beat them. As a professional installation technician get to listen to a wide variety of speakers and I wouldn't trade my type R's for speakers that cost 2 or 3 times as much.

Pros: Great sound Great price Bi-ampable

Cons: None

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Adam from Plymouth, WI on 7/12/2017

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Too big for my doors; factory grills are no longer compatible and if I want a grill, I will have to figure out how to use the Alpine ones. Radio and CD player they sound fine; but Bluetooth and Pandora the speakers sound really soft.

Pros: Good speakers over all.

Cons: They don't fit my doors.

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Great sound!

Nikolas from Flinton Pa on 5/15/2017

2008 Subaru Impreza

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If you want a good speaker for a mid range price. These are the way to go. Really great sound.

Pros: Easy install, sounds great, and good price.

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Hybrid Fiber
Woofer Surround Multi-Roll Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 65 - 29k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 5/16

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Features

Woofer Mounting: Although Alpine describes the woofers' size as 6-1/2, without adapter brackets the woofers fit many standard 6-3/4 applications. Using the two types of adapter brackets included, they can be mounted in a wide variety of 6-1/2, 6-3/4, 5x7, and 6x8 applications. Please enter you vehicle information to confirm fit.

HAMR Surround: Type-R speakers use Alpine's multi roll HAMR surround (patent pending), a technology developed for Alpine subwoofers that maintains control and stability at higher volume levels. HAMR surround combines increased cone area and long linear cone excursion for deep, powerful bass response.

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come installed in a swiveling flush-mount housing. You can also install the tweeters behind factory grilles using the included stealth mount brackets. The stealth mount brackets can be top or bottom mounted. The installed tweeter dimensions are:

  Flush Mount (swivel) Factory Location (bottom mount) Factory Location (top mount)
Mounting Depth 0.657" 0.756" 0"
Mounting Height 0.436" 0" 0.756"
Cutout Diameter 2.005" N/A N/A
Frame Diameter 2.277" 1.723" x 2.5" 1.723" x 2.5"

Crossovers: The R-S65C features low-pass crossovers attached to each woofer's input terminal and separate high-pass crossovers in-line between the woofers and tweeters. Because the crossovers are separate, the system can be bi-amped. Two-sided tape is included to mount the high-pass crossovers and their dimensions are:

  • Width: 2.475" (2.686" including wire)
  • Height: 0.96"
  • Depth: 1.27"

Tweeter Attenuation: Each crossover has four tweeter level options, allowing you to precisely tune the high frequencies to the car interior and tweeter placement. Using the supplied jumpers select 0dB (no attenuation), -2dB, -4dB, or -6dB.

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Because my other speakers Polk Audio MM 6502 are too bright and have no mid range. [ bernard  Mar 02, 2018 ]
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Included door mount tweeters. [ Stan  Jan 29, 2018 ]
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Have liked type R's I've had in the past. hope the new ones sound just as good. [ Patrick  Jan 11, 2018 ]
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2 different sound shops recommended the speakers. The sound was better than others in their class and price range. [ Susan  Dec 19, 2017 ]
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Previous experience with the brand [ Robert  Dec 17, 2017 ]
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IS THE POWER HANDLING CAPABLITIES OF THESE SPEAKERS , 100 WATTS RMS PER SPEAKER / PER CHANNEL OR 50 WATTS PER SPEAKER /PER CHANNEL ?
[ allen  Sep 20, 2018 ]
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100 watts rms per channel, each 6.5" woofer and tweeter pair can handle 100 watts rms
[ douglas  Sep 28, 2018 ]
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100 Watts rms per speaker. Your amp can have 100 per channel. Read the specs from the box. In the crutch field website
[ Don  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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I believe the Alpine R- S65C handle 110 rms each. They are great sounding speakers. You can't go wrong with these. Make sure you use an amp to feed them plenty of power for best sound.
[ ANTHONY  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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100 per speaker. I have them hooked up to a Alpine X-A70F and they have been handling a beating for a while now. They don't really have mid bass but paired with a good sub you won't notice.
[ Derek B  Sep 25, 2018 ]
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what is the max watt on the tweeters?
[ luis  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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It's 100watts rms split between the two.
[ Cameron  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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If you are running passive using the crossovers, 100 watts is the RMS for both the woofer and tweeter.
[ Jacob  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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What is the crossover point for this component set (frequency and slope)?
[ jmlude  Feb 28, 2018 ]
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I've searched all the information we have on these speakers and all the information I can find in Alpine's site about them but wasn't able to find the crossover frequency or slope used. I recommend contacting Alpine on 800-421-2284 for help with getting that information My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101
[ Paul  Mar 12, 2018 ]  Staff
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Will these fit a 2017 subaru wrx front doors?
[ Kodiak  Nov 26, 2017 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Krissy  Nov 29, 2017 ]  Staff
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Is this any improvement over the old model SPR-60C?
[ Spanky8  Nov 19, 2017 ]
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They are the direct replacements for the discontinued SPR-60C so, the two models are more similar than they are different. They are still great speakers and use the same materials for both the midbass drivers (hybrid fiber) & tweeters (silk).
[ Ryan  Nov 22, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will the alpine R-S65C work with a 600 watt amp?
[ RobbyN  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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Yes, I have them paired with an excelon 600 watt amp, however it is only driving 100 watts per channel.
[ Kevin  Nov 05, 2017 ]
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